and this is courtesy from the moisture that beryl put down. and salisbury only zero. and also ocean city, dealing with a little bit of patchy fog this morning as well. all right, let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren and my for accidents to -- any more accidents to report? we have a new crash in baltimore county in dundalk on wise avenue at lynch road. do watch out for that. fortunately no delays on the beltway an easy ride traveling across the key bridge past 95 to bel air road. another accident in northern harford county but it continues to shut down route 161 that's going to be right at castleton road. the scene has been cleared but there are fallen power lines crews are working to fix and repair. if you are headed out on 95, no delays to talk about from harford county all the way through baltimore county and here's a live look just north of route 43. you are looking at a five minute ride from this vicinity to 695. and as we check in and take a live look at 895, at o'donnell
street everything up to speed it will be a very easy ride through the harbor tunnel as well as the fort mchenry tunnel. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, back to you. the man has been denied bail after police say he murdered then dismembered a man. >> sherrie johnson has the latest on this investigation. she joins us here in the studio with more. what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, authorities are still trying to piece together more information but we have new information for you this morning. we've learned that 21-year-old alexander kinyua has been charged with first degree murder. this is in connection with body parts found in a home in the 500 block of terrapin terrace in joppa. sheriff's connects have a -- detectives have a strong belief and while they cannot positively identify the body they have a strong suspicion it's kujoe bonsafo agyei-kodie. he's been missing since friday and was last seen at his home on terrapin terrace. deputies found body parking
lots in the home once they -- parts in the home once they entered it with a search warrant. we should have more information later today when charging documents are expected to be made available to the public. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. police in howard county are looking for burglars who struck almost a dozen businesses in east columbia. we're told surveillance video shows people in hoodies and gloves smashing windows and crawling across the floor then stealing cash from the registers without setting off any of the alarms. this is the third such robbery in the past year for one of the businesses on dobbin center way. >> this is the third time it's happening and we are -- the last time about three, four months ago. the drawers were ripped off and thrown in the trash. >> damages from the previous burglary cost around $14,000 to repair and burglars also they hit businesses on dobbin road, oakland mills road and snowden river parkway. an important news this morning if you own a pit bull.
senate president mike miller and house speaker michael bush have talked with the november forabout setting up a task force to study the impact the court made calling pit bulls quote inherently dangerous. the miller and bush have said lawmakers may consider legislation to bar the state from labeling any breed of a dog as inher they're also looking to bring this up there at the special session which is happening in july. all right, fireworks during a meeting at the state house in annapolis. now a lawmaker loses his cool and his rant certainly caught the attention of his colleagues, this happened in illinois, not annapolis. nonetheless, listen. >> power in one person's hand. not the american way. >> come out here the last second -- i got to try to figure out how to vote for my people. >> that's mike bost. he was upset about a new plan to overhaul the state pension
system. bost later told the local media he doesn't normally act like that but he doesn't regret one thing he said. >> we need a crash helmet for lynette. >> we ran the tease about ten mist ago. you don't see this because the video is up. there was like this collective jump. >> exactly. >> she was the most dramatic. >> it will be okay lynette. >> sorry. turns out that wal-mart may be a good neighbor. >> all right, why economists say the retail giant may be putting money into the pongs of homeowners -- pockets of homeowners. >> also athey had this morning you cannot drive -- ahead this morning you cannot drive a lawn mower on the streets. why this man thought it was a good idea and what he told officers who tried to pull him over. >> and it's going to be mostly sunny and comfortable for today. but the skies will darken and the storms will move in. i'll have the details coming up. >> i'm tracking the delays of your morning commute. but fortunately no delays to talk about here on 95 at eastern avenue. i'll show you what the jfx looks like coming up in my abc2 timesaver traffic report.
6:38. thank you for joining us this morning. when wal-mart wants to build a new store, neighbors often worry about the values of their homes dropping. >> turns out new research from wal-mart stores may actually be helping home prices, two economists studied more than 600,000 housing transactions and near 159 alamort stores, homes located within a mile or half mile of the stores saw the prices of the home values rise by 2% to 3% in two and a half years after the new store was built. here's some good news this morning. it's costing you less to fill up. gas prices continue to fall. what drivers are paying in several cities according to aaa in baltimore regular unleaded averaging about $3.352 a
gallon. tulsa, oklahoma however regular unleaded about 28 cents cheaper averaging about $3.24 a gallon. log on to the website. it's abc2news.com, when you get there look under the spotlight section and there you will find ten apps. new york city now considering banning the sale overlaunch sodas. now other sugary drinks. the proposed ban would impose a 16-ounce limit on the size of sweetened drinks at restaurants, theaters, sports venues or street carts. it wouldn't apply to diet sodas and fruit juices and alcoholic beverages. we've got number of you sounding about this on facebook this morning. straight from the ipad. jim says -- well, michael bloomberg is a social itself. this is one time i'm glad i live in maryland. you got one? >> yeah somebody else says that they think it's a good idea. so -- a lot of different opinions here on facebook. but a lot of people weighing in this morning. >> david kelly has an
interesting thought on this. after you go a couple of steps beyond this law. well, what's to prevent someone from buying three 16-ounce sodas? what's next a limit? >> and some might even wonder if that's a way for people make more money. let us know what you think on the abc2 facebook fan page. there are hidden poison dangers in your home you night not even know about it. >> they could get in the mouth and it could nine a trip to the emergency room. we have some common household items that could be a danger to your child. >> and president george w. bush with and his wife they're back at the white house today. we'll plain coming up. >> and if you thought last weekend was too hot you will want to hear what's in store for the weekend. i'll have those details coming up. >> traffic is just starting to ping up near on the west side of the beltway at liberty road and we are dealing with a new accident on 95. i'll have all the details coming up in my abc2 timesaver traffic report. ñ[=
johnson has new details about a maryland marine killed in afghanistan. linda so live this morning with the latest on the search for a murder suspect. lauren cook has your abc2 timesaver traffic. and of course we start things off with meteorologist lynette charles. how's it looking out there lynette? >> not bad at all. plenty of sunshine in some spots but we have some patchy fog. temperatures this morning where they are on the mild side. 65 in churchville and also ocean city. 67 in glen oak. you can see that humidity it is going to go down in some spots but ocean city still hanging tough. let me show you what i'm talking about if you don't believe me this morning. yes, you can see the beach but not so much of the water out there. and that's going to be the name of the game through the remainder of the morning. and will slowly begin to burn off and you can see along the eastern shore only about three miles of visibility in easton. talbot definitely has a delay this morning. things will improve across the area but trying the get up to the 10s we're seeing else where. a beautiful day on tap get out
and enjoy it. a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren. well lynette delays on 95 so if you are using that to get into the city, expect a slow ride. a new accident along the southbound lanes at eastern avenue. and another crash not far from this scene that's going to be in dundalk on wise avenue at lynch road. if you are using the beltway nods to talk about. an easy ride across the key bridge. a live look here in the parkville area, traffic is starting to pick up but no significant delays. you're looking at a 14 minute ride on the outer loop from 95 all the way up to 83. as far as the harrisburg expressway is concerned, here's wait looks like in -- what it looks like in hunt valley. absolutely nothing to get in the way at swan road nice easy ride down to 895. you're looking at a 13 minute ride southbound from the beltway to east fay et street. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, back to you. just a few days ago on memorial day, we honored those who served our country.
now a family in edge water is preparing the say good-bye to a son. >> sergeant chase was a marine in afghanistan and he was killed on memorial day. his father obviously devastated this morning. and abc2 news sherrie johnson has more. >> reporter: that's right a lot to say and this morning he spoke exclusively to abc2 news, tom came just a few days -- chase just a few days ago remembered the troops and now the sorrow doesn't end. 22-year-old sergeant julian chase of edge washington nationalser was on a combat -- edge water was on a combat mission in afghanistan when he was killed on memorial day. he joined the marines in 2008. his four years would have been up in september then he planned to attend george washington university. sergeant chase was carrying a 25 to 30-pound machine gun with about 400 rounds of am ewe mission when he was killed. he also has thoughts abs troops
serving in afghanistan. >> high time that we gracefully and honorably left afghanistan. i think the job has been done. those men and women were dying for their country should not be forgotten. >> reporter: now some of sergeant chase's unit plan to visit the family this summer to pay their respects in person. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. funeral arrangements set now for matthew cheswick. he was hit and killed in ocean city on memorial day. cheswick whose parents say they worked for the post pavilion and also attended towson will be remembered at the harry h. whiskey's family funeral home in ellicott city from 2:00 do 4:00 and then 6:00 to 8:00. there will be a big burial saturday in poplar springs at st. michael. diogo facchini he's the man suspected of killing cheswick. he's in jail right now on his bail it's all been revoked. it's 6:47 right now. and now to the latest on car
fire in essex that led fleece launch a murder investigation. -- police to law enforcement a murder investigation. abc2 news linda so is live with the very latest on the search for the suspect. linda? >> reporter: megan we talked to county dispatch this morning. we have new information on the victim as well. we've learned friends of darrell augustus will hold a vigil for him tonight in towson. it's who police are looking for he's 32-year-old lennell ellis. on saturday ellis went to the home of a woman he had been in a relationship with. and found augustus there. the apartment is on dun haven place in carney. a fight broke out and ellis stabbed augustus in the leg and he bled to death. ellis drove the body to a remote area in essex and set the pickup truck on fire. back at the apartment neighbors knew something just wasn't right when they saw all the blood. there will be vigil tonight at 7:00 in the church parking lot
behind the immaculate conception in towson. call baltimore county police or crime stoppers at 18667 lock up. we're live at county police headquarters, linda so, abc2 news. we have new information this morning about the shootings in seattle yesterday. a fifth victim and the suspect died late last night. four victims were shot at a cafe and another in a carjacking before the suspect shot himself. he had been identified by seattle publications. his brother told the publication he identified ian in pictures and that he had been mentally ill. the death toll from those shootings brings the number of homicides so far this year to 21. matching the total from all of last year. well, truck crashed into a bar pinning customers inside. the accident all of it caught on video. officials say a 51-year-old woman had a severe medical season and lost control -- condition and lost control of
the truck and three people were pinned up against the bar. a worker used a big rig to help pull the truck away from the customers. >> there are days they didn't know -- they were dazed. they didn't know what happened. my fiancee went up to the di who was pinned at the bar. >> six people were taken to the hospital and two are reported right now to be in serious condition. that is incredible. ten minutes away from 7:00. a warning to parents if you have a toddler. there are some items you may not have thought would be a danger that you need to start thinking about. maybe keeping stashed away where the child. the mouthwash, facial cleansers and perfumes are in a safe place and always lock up the pills even vitamins. >> lots of pills can look just like candy. the big offender is iron pills which look like m&ms, kids can swallow a lot. >> doctors also suggest keeping
an eye on the kids during parties. it is ten minutes until 7:00. you can't read "50 shades of grey" in the harford county library and it's not banned. that's according to the library the still available through digital download. you will have to wait a few week, the library didn't wake up any hard or paperback copies. >> it's importance you know. i wouldn't -- porn you know. i wouldn't want my 15-year-old reading it. >> i think people should be able to read what they want. >> many osounding off about this on facebook this morning on the fan page. mary writes in saying -- so what do you think? join the conversation at the folk fan page. abc2news.com -- facebook fan page. abc2news.com/facebook. we'll share your means throughout the course of the morning and always interested in what you have to say. a maryland state lottery agency is responding to an
audit that highlights concerns about how it monitors slot machine gambling. the agency says it has either addressed the problems cited in the audit or is in the process of doing so. now the autodit was released yesterday and it noted the lottery's information system network supporting various gaming systems was noted a qualitily secured against -- adequately secured against threats. the president will be at the hyatt regency downtown on tuesday, juan 12th. there will be a reception at 1:15 this afternoon. it will run you about $250 to get into the event and $1,000 you can be an event sponsor. five things to know before you head it the door this morning. several members of the house are gathering today to show support for a quick withdrawal of u.s. troops from afghanistan. a lieutenant colonel will also speak today about the situation there. >> well today is world no tobacco day. it was a day started by the world health organization raising awareness about the risks that come with tobacco use. this year, the group says it will focus on the tobacco
industry's interference with cutting tobacco use. >> it's looking at the tsa's surface inspection programs and whether it is good use of resources. >> and it is the homecoming of sorts for former president george w. bush and his wife laura. they'll be visiting the white house today for the unveiling of their portraits. >> after successfully docking at the international space station, and dropping off supplies the space x dragon capsule is now en route back to everth. it is expected -- earth. it is expected to splash down in the pa sick ocean this morning. it's the first commercial spacecraft to dock at the iss. wow. new video just in to the abc2 news room. hail pounded wichita, kansas last night reports of golf ball sized hail were common in the area. and some people reported broken
windshields and damaged roofs. wow. that's some serious video that we're looking at there. but you know what? this is something again today they're going to be dealing with. some more showers and thunderstorms across this area. this will begin to trek eastward and then we'll get in on some of the severe weather possibly as we head into tomorrow afternoon. and evening. but for today, satellite and radar picking up on lots of sunshine right now. that's going to be the name of the game get out there and enjoy it because chesapeake beach is looking awesome this morning. a bowl sunrise. chesapeake beach in calvert county and into laurel and we're looking at plenty of sunshine there. just a few clouds streaming through the area but we are going to be having lots of sunshine as we go through time. now visibility is a bit of an issue along the eastern shore. it is reduced only about three miles in easton. and we're looking at zero in salisbury right now. and we have lot of fog around ocean city. now we're looking at the fact that high pressure is going to build in throughout the day. that is going to keep the clouds away for the most part.
this cold front slicing through the area. then we have another cold front that's going to move in. that's the one that's going to be the one that brings us the severe weather as we go into the afternoon and evening tomorrow and future trend picking up on that or maybe around 2:00 tomorrow. your commute home is going to be on the dicey ride. that lingers into saturday morning. possibly the rain and then it gets out of here during the day. 84-degrees is what i'm going with for today. nice and pleasant and then we stay nice and cool into time. now a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren. good morning. good morning lynette. well an accident is causing heavy delays on 95 and it's right along the southbound lanes at eastern avenue. speeds clocking in at 39 miles per hour route now jammed all the way back to white marsh boulevard. another crash in dundalk right on wise avenue at lynch road. if you are headed out to the beltway do expect heavy congestion here's a live look in parkville at harford road. that outer loop really slow that continues up to charles street. the west side of the beltway also starting to pick up here
at liberty road do expect a slow ride on the outer loop as you make the drive down ed monoson avenue. this wisconsin man's joyride ended with him handcuffed. riding on the tractor in the streets of jackson. the man even motioned for the police officer to go around him. police say the blood alcohol level this is not a huge shock was actually more than twice the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle and by the way a lawn mower does count as that. he didn't think he couldn't drive a lawn mower in the street. you know that you've had too much to drink if you're motionings to go around you. >> is he trying to watch -- >> my question is why would you want to get -- you know what i mean? like -- >> he's taking the time to park in a proper space. >> oh my gosh. >> he's courteous. >> he doesn't seem very bright. >> that's absolutely pathetic. >> take it down. >> oh my gosh.